This guide showcases black history collections held by libraries, archives, museums, and historical societies throughout the City of Rochester and Monroe County.
Funding for this project came from a Vitality Grant for Preserving Historical Assets received by the Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library from the Rochester Area Community Foundation
In this project, we surveyed historical repositories (libraries, archives, museums and historical societies, etc.) throughout Rochester and Monroe County to determine what materials they already have in their collections that document African American organizations, people, and experiences. The information gathered in that survey process is presented in the database above, which is searchable. This resource provides a single discovery tool that researchers can use to identify material in collections throughout the community.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if your organization would like to contribute to this exhibit.